Hogwarts is one of the three magical schools. It is located in England and was built well over a thousand years ago by the four founders, Godric Gryffindor, Helga Huflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin. They each had their own house of students and they sorted the students by creati the Sorting Hat. The sorting hat is a magical hat that looks inside the students mind to see what kind of qualities they have. Based on those qualities, the sorting hat picks which house the student would be best suited in.
Hogwarts has many tricks to it. There are many doors that won't open unless you touch it in a certain spot, there are staircases that have a step missing, and there are hidden passageways you can use to go outside the grounds or go to different areas of the castle. There are several ghosts that roam the hallways of Hogwarts. The worst is Peeves the poltergeist. He tries to mess with students and get them in trouble.
The houses are very competitive. There are several competitions throughout the year. There is the Qudditch competitions, and there is the house cup. The house that has the most points at the end of the year wins the house cup. There are also awards you can win and they will be displayed in the trophy room.
When a wizard/which is in their first year of Hogwarts they get sorted into their house by the sorting hat. Their are four houses. Gryffindor for the brave and courage. Slytherin for the leaders.Hufflepuff for the miscellaniouse or "the honest and kind". And Ravenclaw for the smart and witful witches or wizards.